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The Firemen's Carnival

"Two Companies, One Mission"

Jefferson Township never disappoints in the number of activities it offers the community. Known as the Year-Round Recreational Capital, each season brings new events to look forward to. Residents love attending the Fall Festival and Haunted House. The Bunny Brunch is not to be missed and Christmas in the Village is a great start to the holidays. After Memorial Day, families flock to the Carnival to welcome the summer in style and stay to enjoy our magnificent fireworks display.

The four-day festival is driven by volunteers along with Campy’s Blue Star Amusements. The event is expected to draw approximately 2,000 attendees on Saturday and 500 - 800 attendees on the remaining nights. Campy’s Blue Star Amusements, family owned and operated since 1969, is one of New Jersey’s premier providers of rides and attractions and is committed to providing a safe environment for all attendees within any state guidelines. Specific precautions will continue to be implemented to help ease minds and allow Carnival participants to concentrate on good old-fashioned family fun.

In 2024, Jefferson Township’s Fire Companies will work together to kick off summer once again, bringing a new perspective to the ever-popular town Carnival. The Fireman’s Carnival will serve as a fundraiser shared by Fire Companies 1 & 2. With a town of over 20k residents, we are fortunate enough to have not one, but two 100% volunteer run fire companies whose sole mission is to protect our safety and wellbeing.

Our Fire Departments will continue the tradition of combining the Township’s Annual Jefferson Fest with the Carnival! This collaboration with the Recreation Department will take place on Saturday, June 1st, bringing the amazing fireworks display to take place alongside the Carnival!

Our 2024 Hours of Operation

Wednesday, May 29th through Friday, May 31st from 5-10pm

Saturday, June 1st from 4-11pm *Fireworks Night*


We look forward to seeing everyone on the fields behind the Jefferson Township Middle School (1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge)

The Firemen’s Carnival will have something for everyone!

The Midway will have a wide variety of delicious fair food, 8-10 different games of chance, and a mix of thrill rides, family rides, and kiddie rides. All riders must be at least 36 inches tall. For a full listing of rides, rider requirements, and ride intensity, visit


An event of this size is a huge undertaking and in order to make it successful, we need the help of many volunteers! We are looking for people to help run the games.

Minimum time requirement is 2.5 hours.

Available nights Wednesday 5/29 - Saturday 6/1.

Click Signup Here to view available time blocks and to sign up.


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2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Level Tent 3x8 Banner          $500

Our Professionally printed full color 3x8 banner with your companies name & logo will be hung in one of a few tents such as the kiddie, money, food, and information tents at the Carnival AND your name will be listed as a sponsor on our website and on all our social media.

Gold Level 2x3 Ride & Game Banner          $200

One professionally printed full color 2x3 banner with your company name & logo will be hung on one of our many rides or games AND your name will be listed as a sponsor on our website and on social media.



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Jefferson Township Fire Company 2 is proud to be fully staffed by volunteers. We rely on the generous donations made by the public to further our equipment and training.


With today’s standards and technology ever advancing, the average cost of equipment has also risen exponentially. In the early 1990s a reasonably priced Fire Engine was in the range of $250k, today, one can be purchased for $450k or more. A ladder truck will cost in the area of $1 million. The average cost to outfit a new firefighter with standard gear and basic training, over $12,000 per person. These costs are then furthered by more training and maintenance of equipment over time.


Through this new technology and training we are able to provide faster, safer, and effective responses to community emergencies. A donation link is available below and is greatly appreciated. Every donation goes back to the community each time the sirens wail alerts us of an emergency and we respond. Thank you for the continued support.


On April 2, 1942, charter members Martin Brown, James McElroy, Fred Kaessinger, Joe Tolton, George Robinson Sr., Wilbur Willis, and Walter Castimore established the Lake Hopatcong Fire Association. On May 6, 1942, the name was changed to Jefferson Township Fire Company # 2.

The first firehouse was in a shed located on what was then known as Tierney's Corner Tavern, and is now the McDonald's Restaurant. This Building was used until 1946 when the beloved Ellen T. Briggs donated the property at the corner of Route 15 and Edison where the present fire house is located.

The present building was first occupied in 1946, an additional garage bay was added in 1948, three truck bays were added in 1957. In the late 80's and early 90's a small renovation was completed to add bathrooms to the upstairs. In the late 90's an additional Bay which was a drive through bay, was added.

The first piece of fire apparatus acquired by the company was purchased for 1,000.00 from Ward LaFrance. Other pieces of equipment were purchased and retired over the years.


Apparatus Fleet

& Line Officers

2024 Line Officers
Apparatus Fleet
Command 701

Command 701

Ladder 711

Ladder 711

Special Operations 712

Special Operations 712



Guardian 715(R) The defender 717(L)

Guardian 715(R) The defender 717(L)

Standing by at the Mt. Arlington Annual fireworks display.

Utility 716

Utility 716



Engine 720

Engine 720

Engine 718

Engine 718

Rescue 719

Rescue 719


Scott Jenkins


Assistant Chief
Kevin Richards


1st Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Chris Patamia



Mobile Command


75' Ladder Truck


Special Operations


3000 gallon Tender


Public Safety Response Boat


Utility Pickup

& ATV Trailer

Fireboat 717

The Defender




Heavy rescue




Year Established


Calls Last




Ladies Aux

JTFD 2 Auxiliary

Established 1946

Mission Statement: To Provide support and assistance to the

Jefferson Township Co. 2 Volunteer Department and to the

Lake Hopatcong Community

Meetings held the third Tuesday of every month at the

Rt. 15 Firehouse

Upcoming Events:






President- Kimberly Luecht

Vice President- Jen Patrick

Treasurer- Lucy Kienzlen

Secretary- David Bates

Contact Info:

P.O. Box 114

Lake Hopatcong NJ 07849

Auxiliary Member App

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Mailing Address 

PO Box 965
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Fire House Tel: 973-663-0851
(Note that the firehouse phone is not manned)


President & Chief

Travis Leucht

Fire Chief:

Scott Jenkins

Document to be read and filled out for use of facility.  Event must be approved by president.

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